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Shadrach (1998)

 -  Drama  -  23 September 1998 (USA)
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In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Narrator (voice)
John Franklin Sawyer ...
Shadrach
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Paul
Ginnie Randall ...
Virginia
Darrell Larson ...
Father
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Mother
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Middle Mole
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Lucinda
Alice Rogers ...
Cloris
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Edmonia (as Monica Bugajski)
Daniel Treat ...
Little Mole
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Trixie
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Smut
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Captain
Doug Chancey ...
Dock Worker
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Storyline

In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is a violation of strict Virginia law. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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23 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il Profumo di un Giorno d'estate  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$16,669 (USA) (25 September 1998)

Gross:

$20,167 (USA) (25 September 1998)
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Trivia

Harvey Keitel and Martin Sheen learned their accents for this film from James L.W. West, while Andie MacDowell, who is a native Southerner, developed her own accent. Keitel spent most of a day talking with West and taping his speech. Sheen later listened to these tapes. See more »

Goofs

The pickup truck on the ferry with them was newer than 1936. See more »

Quotes

[Paul has learned curse words from the Dabneys and is yelling them into the closet.]
Paul: Son of a bitch, whorehouse, Jesus Christ, pisspot, asshole!
Mrs. Whitehurst: Come on, Paul, it's time to go to church!
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Soundtracks

Titanic
Performed by Bessie Jones, Hobart Smith and The Sea Island Singers
Traditional, arranged by Alan Lomax, Bessie Jones and Hobart Smith
Used by permission of Alan Lomax
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Noble human story
25 April 2003 | by (Hampton, VA) – See all my reviews

Expanded from the short story of the same name from the little book "A Tidewater Morning" by William Styron, Shadrach is a wonderful film. If you haven't read the short-short story, you are in for a treat. When we are young, we feel a pull to leave; when we are old we are pulled back to where we came from. To walk from Alabama to Virginia to be buried where you grew up. A 100 year old former slave. That's a story.


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